Self-improvement is a very important aspect of our lives. Different people want to improve in various ways; some want to improve their weight, some want to improve in a particular skill they have while others just want to improve in the amount of wealth they have. Whichever the case may be, self-improvement is a gradual process. Moreover, there two things that have to accompany self-improvement, they are motivation and determination. Without these things, one’s self-improvement efforts might just go down the drain. In order to make sure this does not happen, there are three key things that one has to do and have.
This is one very key thing in self-improvement. It will help you stay focused and will play a major role in motivating you. In most cases, most people are motivated in the initial stages only. This implies that they start when psyched up but drop out in the middle of the process. Inspiration is a cure for this disease. It will keep you going. However, inspiration exists in various ways. It can be high or low. When low, self-improvement might seem to be a load that one is forced to bear. If it is high, self-improvement will seem to be more of a goal that one is obliged to achieve. In fact, inspiration will help you continue with your self-improvement process even when you come across rough patches. Some may wonder what the inspiration in this case is. Becoming a better person is more than enough to help you follow up on the self-improvement process to the end.
Set some goals that you expect to achieve by becoming an improved person. By goals, I mean both short term and long term goals. Short term goals will help you in the step by step process. Set short term goals that will guide you in the improvement process. They will act as stepping-stones towards self-improvement. Long term goals will help you assess the extent to which you have succeeded in improving yourself. They will gauge your performance and will let you know what is expected to finish the whole process. They will also give you something to look forward to once you complete the process. Lastly, networking with people of whom you are in the same process will take you a long way in your improvement process.
Points To Remember
Your journey will be a marathon, not a sprint. Nothing good or lasting happens overnight!
“Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.” Anthony J. D’Angelo
Your life is constantly under construction. There’s always something to improve.
Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person you were yesterday.
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway